Save the waffles for breakfast – keep your CV concise and precise!
Your CV is vital piece of your job hunting kit; it’s your main opportunity to showcase your skills and achievements to any potential employers. A potential employer or Recruitment Consultant will use your CV to make a decision about your career experience before even meeting you in person, therefore it is essential that your CV maximises your appeal. Good CV's get noticed so make sure that you are getting those “golden tickets” to interview by following a few simple guidelines.
Layout your CV by listing your recent career experience first not last! This makes it is easier to get a clear picture of what you’ve doing. Treat your CV as your own personal career time line and use this to give a concise and clear summary of your experience. Try to avoid gaps in your career time line, for example if you took a year out to travel include these dates.
Quit the Jibber Jabber
Avoid informal language by refraining from using terminology such as “smashed targets”. Remember your CV is a professional document; you’re not discussing the day at the office with your “mates”.
Save the waffles for breakfast
Avoid writing pages after page of your career experience there is no need to “waffle.” Not only is this time consuming on your behalf but extremely boring! Instead stick to clear and precise statements that emphasis your key achievements. This will give your CV a sense of authority and certainty.
Avoid emotional statements for leaving a job. Giving the reason for leaving as “I left because my boss was a total nightmare” can make you seem difficult to manage. Yes, there may have been disagreements but this is not something a potential new employer needs to know.
Blow your trumpet!
Include relevant key achievements that can be backed up especially if you’re from a sales background. Provide percentages and figures, do not simply state you exceeded targets – provide the facts.
If you have any other tips lets us know by sending us a tweet @yolk_recruit.